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*COMMUNITY OUTREACH: WE SERVE WITH PRIDE
Join The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc in supporting under-served communities to be equal contributors in the determination of healthcare standards by increasing the number of Black/African American professional nurses throughout the healthcare continuum. You don't have to be "Black" to belong. You only need a desire to support the mission of equitable healthcare for ALL and a willingness to address health equity from a cultural perspective.
2021 CCBN SCHOLARSHIP SOIRÉE A SUCCESS!
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT FUTURE NURSES
Thanks to donors like you, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Matching Grant (COSI), this year's donors including Pfizer, Connect For Health Colorado (C4HC), Peer Assistance Services (PAS), Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative Colorado (RALI CO), Eastern Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc (ECCBN), Nya's Naturals, Colorado University Student Nurse Association (CUSNA), Publications, Graphics, & Designs (PGD), and the CCBN Membership, CCBN has awarded over $36,000 in scholarships over the past 5 years alone to students pursuing the profession of Nursing. Witness the incredible journey of this year's speaker Mia Evans RN, NNP. Meet the 2021 new CCBN Scholar, Carrie Smith, and get an update on what previous year scholars and alumni have accomplished! Your support goes a long way for these future nurses as they boldly embrace a profession that can be life-threatening to do their part to make healthcare equally available to everyone. Here's an opportunity for you to do your part by making a donation to the scholarship fund and/or donating supplies. Just click HERE TO DONATE quickly and conveniently to the CCBN Scholarship Fund. 100% of proceeds go to funding scholarships offered by CCBN. Thanking you again for your support!
CCBN MAKES A MOVE TO EXTEND ITS REACH ACROSS COLORADO
THANKS TO COLORADO'S HEALTH CAPITOL
The Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc (CCBN) teams up with the Colorado's Health Capitol (CHC) and gains a new location to champion health policy change for the communities we serve. The first collaborative organization under CHC's Community Access Program, CCBN now has the opportunity to extend our reach past the Front Range to the Western Slopes and Eastern Plains through direct access to the many community based health organizations that convene at Colorado’s first and only shared space of its kind. As CHC so aptly states, "Colorado’s Health Capitol is a home to non-profit organizations who elevate the well-being of people in our state, and serves as a beacon to attract needed attention to the critical work they perform. [CHC] collaborate and leverage collective resources that strengthen each organization’s ability to accomplish their respective missions... [making] an even bigger impact on improving mental, physical, social and economic health in communities across Colorado. Colorado’s Health Capitol will be home to diverse health leaders, literally breaking down walls and silos to emerge as the center of health policy in Colorado." Props to Micha Stone, definitely a rare gem, for making us welcome in our new home! Click HERE to find out more about Colorado's Health Capitol and its mission to improve the health and wellbeing of Colorado.
CCBN AEROSPACE NURSING SUPPORTS:
AIM HIGHER FOR WOMEN IN SPACE
Monday, October 11, 2021 marked the unveiling of the Earthwork by renowned crop artist Stan Herd that features NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson, one of 22 African American astronauts (23 if you count the very first African American astronaut candidate and Denver's own Ed Dwight), 7 of whom are women, the second of 3 of who traveled to space, and who has made the most trips (3) to space out of the three astronauts. Astronauts Nicole Stott, Susan Kilrain and SpaceX Mission Pilot for Inspiration4 Dr. Sian Proctor was on site to speak at the unveiling that took place in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The Earthwork project is the brainchild of CCBN Space Expo presenter and Purpose Entertainment President Christina Korp - aka, the Astronaut Wrangler! View the promo videos above or click this link for the information video on the #AimHigher project HERE
THE 2021 VIRGIN FLIGHT OF THE CCBN SPACE EXPO
CCBN's Retired Nurses Answer the Call To Support
MEN! TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH!!
The Center for African American Health, Inner City Health, and the Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc came together on Saturday, September 25, 2021 to provide free prostate screening and info sessions on prostate health and the risk of prostate cancer. It was a great turnout of Black men who proved that the men in our community are not afraid to "TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH!" Retired nurses (from left to right) Lee Thomas RN along with CCBN members Dr. Margie Cook RN, Dorothy Reid RN, and Loretta Tipton-Perry RN illustrate how nurses never really retire and stay on the ready for whenever the need arises. Free COVID vaccinations were available to any in need, and free transportation was provided by Inner City Health.
Please Join Us In Congratulating Our Esteemed Colleague
HONORING OUR NURSES WHILE SUPPORTING NURSING STUDENTS
(This happened in June but it's so important to Colorado nurses, we're leaving it up a little longer)
On 6/19/2021, three (3) long years and 3,000 signatures later, Commerce City Councilwoman and CCBN member Jennifer Allen-Thomas RN, FNP (3rd from left) witnessed the reward of her dedicated labor as Governor Jared Polis signs House Bill 21-1219 to establish the specialty nurse license plate for nurses and Coloradoans who support them. Parts of proceeds from the sales of these specialty license plates are earmarked to fund nursing scholarships through professional nurse organizations including the Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc (CCBN), Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), and the Philippine Nurse Association of Colorado (PNACO). The Colorado Nurses Foundation will have the honor of overseeing the distribution of funds. On hand to witness the momentous occasion are bill supporters (from left to right) Senator Janet Buckner, Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera, Senator Dominic Moreno, Colorado Nurses Association's Colleen Casper, and CCBN co-founder Dr. Margie Cook RN, FNP.
CCBN is doing its part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 by providing tips and information on how YOU can TAKE CONTROL of YOUR part in stopping the spread of this coronavirus. CLICK HERE or go to the COVID-19 tab to learn how you can TAKE CONTROL to STOP the SPREAD.
"Can't get rid of hate unless you replace it with something else." Quote from "Burden" by Andrew Heckler
Whether it's at a Town Hall, Seminar, Legislative Hearing, or Community Gathering, please join CCBN and ECCBN as we address Racism within the Healthcare Continuum.
As the first REGISTERED Black nurse in the United States, Mary Mahoney was well known for her professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and her ability to inspire others to work together for human rights.
Mary Eliza Mahoney
For nearly 50 years, the Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc. (CCBN) has continued the tradition of professionalism, excellent nursing skills, and the promotion of equal human rights through collaborative practices that address healthcare disparities as well as health status disparities from a cultural perspective. CCBN's initiation and promotion of culturally competent and equitable health care practices within the state of Colorado has effected change in global health initiatives, national healthcare standards, Colorado state healthcare policies, and postsecondary curriculum in colleges, universities, and schools of Nursing throughout the state of Colorado; thereby improving the health status of all Coloradoans through the sustaining of high quality and professional health care.